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Aura Reading of Bad Boy Kanye West

Aura reading Kanye West, so rich and famous. For what?

Aura reading Kanye West, so rich and famous. Famous for what?

There’s sure something about Kanye West. People are immensely curious about this celebrity.

In 2007, I did an aura reading of him, “Daring to Be Kanye West,” which was followed up by a Kanye West face reading.

And then he was nominated by Blog-Buddy CATHY in our most recent contest, What Could Possibly Make This Person Tick? She wrote:

I would like to nominate someone that, frankly, I can’t stand! Kanye West.

The guy comes across to me as a completely egocentric jerk who is in love with himself and his fame.

An aura reading might sort out if this is just an act? A persona he puts on? Why do people like him?

The things that come out of his mouth…really, he should just never speak. As in never.

From rudeness-ambushing Taylor Swift at the VMA’s-to things like “Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph”.

Why do people like this guy? Here are some of the other classic things he has said, which I think is a strong clue about how he thinks.

Just for the record, I have never heard him sing, nor have I ever looked for news on him till now. He keeps showing up in my fb feed from other people all the time!

Blog-Buddy EMILY added her contrasting perspective:

Oh Cathy! Fascinating nomination!

Although I really like Kanye West. Sure I wouldn’t be friends with him but I do like some of his music and I can see his point about Beyoncé being (criminally!) overlooked at nearly every music award show.

I don’t find him particularly more grating then other very self-confident stars. There’s also the aspect of the music industry where black artists are undervalued and their work appropriated and Kanye talks about this a lot. How it’s Ok for white artists to consider themselves geniuses but a black man can’t have that opinion of himself. Even when ego-centric White Rock Stars and “divas” are the norm in the industry.

Trudy (who writes very well on these topics) wrote about this on her blog.

Boldly, I’ll Read Kanye’s Aura, in Depth and Detail

Just not doing a Skilled Empath Merge! Initially I wanted to. CATHY is my fellow administrator at my Empath Empowerment® Skills group on Facebook. My inspiration there, CATHY has been offering me generous and invaluable help with my first FB group ever.

So I thought a Skilled Empath Merge would be fun. And fitting.

But once I took a peek —  nice and surfacey — at Kanye West’s photo? Ugh, I cringed.

Skilled Empath Merge is even more personal than doing an aura reading. Why subject myself to that?

Yes, empaths, I’m sharing my thought process here because some of you are still learning about what it means to be sensible, skilled, and healthy as an empath. Unlike many who aim to coach empaths, I definitely do not believe things like “being an empath means randomly feeling other people’s feelings.” Or that empaths have a big sacred obligation to feel everything about other people. Skilled empaths certainly don’t do this!

So I recommend that you might wish to read Kanye West’s aura but please don’t do a Skilled Empath Merge. To research him on your own, scroll down to the end of today’s article for nuts and bolts, including the photo used here today.

I’d recommend you do that before reading my research with energetic literacy. That way won’t be influenced by it. Your perceptions are equally important as mine. We’re all learning about how to use energetic literacy for exploring the multi-faceted diamond that is ANY human soul.

Root Chakra Databank for Connecting to Objective Reality

80 feet. Strong. Angry. Really, really solid, in a “Don’t mess with me” kind of way.

Right away, there is part of Kanye West’s appeal. So often people feel weak, victimized. Sadly, often people of color and others ARE being victimized.

As you may know, Blog-Buddies, at a subconscious level everybody reads everyone else’s aura. That’s called “auric modeling.” Kanye West’s can be comforting, even empowering, for his fans.

Note: At the time of this photo, Kanye West is exaggerating his toughness. And why not? Isn’t a certain tough, unrepentant nastiness his brand?

Throat Chakra Databank for Verbal Integrity

22 feet. Pride in expressing himself with “brutal honesty.”

Isn’t that a curious thing, Blog-Buddies? IMO “Brutal” is not really a flavor of honesty. It is a flavor of brutality. Honesty simply means being interested in the truth. Verbal integrity means telling the truth.

But which truth?

So many versions of truth are available. In this chakra databank Kanye West is clearly positioning himself within vibrational reality at the very lowest frequencies available to life on earth. That’s his market. That’s his appeal. More on that in a blog post to come.

Another note: Of course, Kanye West is posing in this particular photo. Not singing. Not performing, except for delivering his photographic performance as a tough, angry, powerful man who doesn’t bother to act nice. If he were singing, a great deal of charisma might flow. But not now, at the time of this aura picture.

Solar Plexus Chakra Databank for Power Integrity

80 feet. A tough follow-through is promised. The quality here suggests that Kanye West is fully ready to take his anger to the next level. If he says he will punch you, watch out. Get your bandaids ready.

Again, the showing at this chakra databank helps to explain Kanye West’s appeal. A delightful auric modeling is shown here, delightful to some.

His willingness to act out would be especially appealing to anyone who has been oppressed, slow to act, weak in action, timid, never quite expressing personal anger fully. Kanye West’s auric modeling could also be very reassuring to fans who are spaced out, like potheads and the spiritually addicted.

What else is very strongly in evidence, researching this chakra databank? Yet again, this is a performer’s act: Exaggeration of part of Kanye West’s nature. This quality is pushed and stoked and altogether packaged for consumer enjoyment. Much like Lena Dunham’s supposed artlessness and vulnerability and willingness to be “authentic.”

In this chakra databank, Kanye West is pushing his brand of toughness. Not that different from the old macho movie stars Jack Nicholson or John Wayne. Only Kanye West shows even more of a bad boy edge.

I agree with EMILY and the blogger cited by her earlier in this article. To put it my way, with Kanye West-style bluster coming from an African-American, it can push buttons in collective consciousness about angry black men (supposedly wrong to be rageful) in contrast to angry white men (supposedly safer, even noble).

When will that part of America’s collective racist nightmare be over?

Third Eye Chakra Databank for Spiritual Integrity

5 feet. Kanye West feeds on human hatred, just as (in some other incarnation) he might have been fueled by God.

This part of his auric modeling isn’t an act, either. More of a habit.

Where connection to Spiritual Source might be, where inspiration might dwell, what shows up instead? Kanye West longs to inflame hatred.

Hardly the first celebrity I have researched at this blog who has come in on the Ray of Shiva!

Comedians and rappers often display their desire to destroy what isn’t true. And we love them for that.

Iconoclasts can stir things up beautifully! They can serve a really important purpose, too. In the bird kingdom we need vultures, right? Not just pretty peacocks and soaring eagles.

Life on earth requires that there always must be a smallish proportion of us to specialize in removing, not creating and not maintaining.

For Kanye West, inciting rage and violence is a valuable form of cleanup, something he finds personally enjoyable as well as a spiritual value.

High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill (Expression of Soul)

80 miles. Is Kanye West having fun? Definitely.

This over-functioning chakra databank is rippling with glee. He’s loving the fame. Loving his role.

Besides the play-acting, Kanye West is also observing himself… and the role that he plays.

And laughing.

Like many a disruptor, chaos-creator Kanye West enjoys manipulating people. He’ll do what it takes to get his way. Get his fame. Get what he wants.

Whether you like it or not.

And if you don’t like it, that will only add to Kanye West’s enjoyment.

Which might be the aspect that troubles CATHY. I can relate.

Kanye West’s detached glee, laughing at everyone, is the part that troubles me. This is different from coming in on the Ray of Shiva. It’s the essence of wickedness, quite an interesting way to have a human incarnation.


There’s a definite appeal to nastiness, including that juicy, bad boy-style, unrepentant rage in Kanye West’s brand.

Anger has always been a powerful way to brand a performer. Because:

  • Similarly nasty people can identify
  • Rage is a highly dramatic way to appear powerful (unlike, say, the subtler power of using energetic literacy or living in householder Enlightenment)
  • Also people who work so hard to be good can enjoy sampling the opposite extreme. Like snowbirds who leave Massachusetts to dwell in Florida.

Beyond that perennial appeal, America now happens to be riding a wave of rage — fairly common at this time in history in many parts of the world.

For example, Donald Trump is beloved by many as a counter-culture political voice who dares to speak the truth. While others fear that his version of bad-boyness is emboldening white supremacists to a more public hate speech.

Whatever happens with Trump’s political strivings, he has already had great impact on hate speech in public, with many now repackaging their racisism as “White Nationalists.”

Kanye West has a part to play in today’s ongoing drama around destruction, releasing, power, hatred.

So do you and me. 

Shining some light in everyday life, feeling some love when it’s genuine, living and speaking in a thoughtful manner — that is another way to participate in these interesting times, sorting out how best to live in the Age of Awakening.

Nuts and bolts about today’s aura reading

Which photograph am I using as a basis for today’s aura reading?

  • This is the aura photograph of Kanye West that I’ll use.
  • Of course, to a skilled empath or an aura reader with Stage Three Energetic Literacy, every photo is an aura photo.
  • Source for this photo is an article that describes Kanye West’s newly released song as “vicious.”

In keeping with my policy about meticulously honoring photo copyrights, I no longer provide links to pictures saved on services like Photobucket. Your best choice for being able to see the photo referred to in a blog post is to stay current as a reader, maybe check in at this blog once a week or more often.

When reading an older article, you may not be able to find the same photo I used originally. Google Images is an easy way to find photos of this public figure.

What if you want to read Kanye West’s aura on your own?

Whatever your current level of energetic literacy, you Blog-Buddies are invited to join me by doing your own aura reading, using the same photos used here.

  • I’d recommend the “Reading Auras from Photos” technique in Read People Deeper 
  • Avoid doing Skilled Empath Merge unless you’re prepared for quite a big mess. Really, it’s not kind to yourself to do a Skilled Empath Merge on somebody whose stock in trade is viciousness. Skilled empaths know how to say “No.”
  • Many of my students who want to use their lifelong talent for reading auras prefer to start with the 100+ techniques in my how-to, Aura Reading Through All Your Senses.

One way or another, it’s fascinating to apply energetic literacy to controversial Kanye West.

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  1. 1
    Elaine says:

    Interesting post, Rose. But have never been a fan of Kanye. Will not even use the Magic Picture technique in relation to him.

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    Kira says:

    Cathy’s reaction to Kanye West reminds me of the reaction of one of my best friends in high school to Terence Trent D’Arby. D’Arby apparently claimed that his debut solo album was the most important album since Sgt. Pepper. The sheer arrogance of it rubbed her so wrong that she refused to listen to any of his songs.

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    Kira says:

    I happen to like both of Terence Trent D’Arby’s songs that I know; I remember thinking that sure, he sounded like a jerk, but she was probably overreacting. But I’ve since seen similar strong reactions from my friends to various people over the years that I wondered for a while if maybe I under-reacted.

  4. 4
    Kira says:

    I came to the conclusion that my reactions are just different.

    I don’t have strong feelings about Kanye West. I like one of his songs in particular, but I’m indifferent to others I’ve heard (I haven’t heard all that many). The one I like, I like because of the music; the words bug me a bit because they’re stalkerish. I’m not at all a fan of the things he says that I hear about, but I also don’t go out of my way to think about them.

  5. 5
    Kira says:

    What I find most interesting about this particular aura reading is that the subject of it has inspired such different reactions in Cathy, Emily, and myself.

  6. 6
    Cathy says:

    What a fabulous conclusion. Not nice, but very accurate of my feelings about the guy.

    He is not someone I feel would be great to know better. Like Morgan Freeman, or Maya Angelou, rest her soul.

    His ignorant comments about books and education seem as though he takes great pride in putting down excellence.He enjoys unkindness and chaos. Now I know. Thank you Rose!

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    Curiouser and Curioser (As Ever) says:

    Thanks, Rose, and I concur with this reading.

  8. 8
    Bridget says:

    This is a great nomination! I decided to write down my opinions of Mr. West prior to reading your blog post to see how accurate they were.

  9. 9
    Bridget says:

    Prior: Overcoming, but still has, many insecurities.

    Over compensating, via his dramatic antics, for his insecurities.

    Conquering his observances, and personal experiences, of racism and classism.

  10. 10
    Bridget says:

    He comes in on a Ray of Shiva to shatter social, racial, and economic boundaries and expectations.

    Completely off-the-rails egocentric and narcissistic.

  11. 11
    Bridget says:

    Post blog reading: Was not aware he fed off illiciting emotional reactions from people (confirms he’s insecure and dependent).

    Realized I gave him too much credit for advocating against social injustice. I can see now his words are also based in pure anger, fame mongering, hurting people, and some evil.

  12. 12
    Bridget says:

    That is disappointing. I was hoping he was coming from world server and intellectual intentions, rather than base-ness.

    Conclusion: I think he could accomplish more, and help human causes more, if he wasn’t so base and angry.

  13. 13
    Bridget says:

    However, I do have compassion towards him as a public figure bc he has opened himself up to massive amounts of criticism, and that can be painful – even if he enjoys it – but, hopefully, it can also help him evolve in whichever way he chooses to go.

  14. 14
    Isabella C. says:

    Thank you, Rose.

    I missed those 2007 readings that you did of him, glad you linked them.

  15. 15
    Isabella C. says:

    I read those old articles before the current one, and, having read Kanye’s aura a few years ago (and his wife’s, for compatibility) I was surprised at the good-ish things you found.

    Today’s reading is more in line with what I remember.

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    Isabella C. says:

    Since I was reading for compatibility, I remember how stunning the degree of objectification was.

    To Kanye, Kim was like a beautiful carved statue in his palace. A beautiful, expensive, status-affirming object. And not necessarily more important than other *actual* objects in his palace.

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    Isabella C. says:

    And I found that Kim was very well suited to this role, wanting, needing, a man to tell her exactly who to be.

  18. 18
    Isabella C. says:

    Otherwise she would not be satisfied, as I presume was the case with her ex-husband Kris Humphries, who apparently is a more normal person, not well suited to having such control over others.

    And Kim right now is doing about as horribly as anyone could do.

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    Thanks so much for your observations, ELAINE, KIRA, CATHY, CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER (as ever), BRIDGET and ISABELLA C.

    I really like it when you Blog-Buddies add your own research with energetic literacy. Not only are your ideas fascinating in themselves; it’s so important that word get out that Stage Three Energetic Literacy is everyone’s birthright. And not that hard to claim.

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    an avid reader says:

    He is planning to run for president in 2020. He talked about it in depth in a recent Vanity Fair article I read online. I am not a fan of his although I have been interested in him because his level of self absorption and self importance is very high even in comparison to other celebrities.

    We live in *really* interesting times.

  21. 21

    Well, AN AVID READER, our interesting times have grown more interesting today, perhaps. Because here is my first attempt to equate different styles of music with different vibrational frequencies:

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